this may be of some local interest
Bad news on the Pike front? (another Qb)
just going for the 2 for $20 deal
and if you are going to go that route, it's best not to be cheap... A highly touted QB costs about $200,000 just ask Cecil Newton
Same reason we offer 15 LB's when we know we are only going to take 3 or 4. Don't get your panties in a bunch.
I think that this news doesn't make it any more likely that we know what's happening, other than TomVH's cryptic post, all signs point to Auburn. I really hate the Tigers now...
Are "all signs" what Tom said and this thread?
He said not to read into all of the Auburn hype.
He said he was hearing things in our favor but this trip to Auburn this past weekend may have changed things and to just wait until tomorrow to see what happens.
Let's not blame our baseball team for this....
Pike commits to us...you still keep recruiting. You don't know what happens until signing day.
Yeah really. I'm sure verbal commits from high school juniors have some value, but it isn't a lot. I'm sure if the NCAA starts to look into Auburn again they'll have a rash of decommits. If we have a bad season I'm sure we'd have decommits as well. Lots of kids will flip three or four times between now and signing day.
Do you have a link?
If you are reffering to the article on scout, it's about Austin's offer from akron
That's what I suspected which is why I'm curious as to where the OP heard this.
Can't read the Scout article but thought it would be about the Akron offer. Appleby's been told he needs to camp before he gets an offer. No reason for that to change in mid-April.
It's probably more likely coincidence than correlation.
Depending on your point of view; Good news on the Appleby front
An offer to another QB can also work in our favor by sending a signal to Target A.
Only if the target is biding his time, he's already announcing, there would be no reason to coax a commit out now.
But, using impeccable Get Smart logic, what if Target B knows that Target A knows that it's just a signal? And Target A knows that Target B knows that he knows that Target A knows that it is just a signal. And Hoke knows that Target A knows that Target B knows that Target A knows that it is just a signal.
Then clearly by syllogistic logic, it is Target C that we are after.
It's devious, it's mischievous and it would be spectacular.
Then again, I like your idea better.
Or poorly executed game theory, in which we end up with a Nash equillibrum where we get neither guy.
sends a signal to Pike you are sadly mistaken. That would be like saying the Lions offering an extension to the second stringer sends a signal to Stafford.
I don't know where you saw that, but Austin Appleby doesn't have a Michigan offer yet.
From previous update.....
I wasn't offered on this trip, but we sat down with the coaches and they told me what they want out of me to get that offer. They said they want to see me at their camp and based off of that we'll talk about an offer. They told me that they've seen my film and that they really like me but they want me to camp before they offer.
I don't see Hoke changing his strategy whether Pike comes or not.
Is "I wasn't offered on this trip" code for an offer? I'm confuzzled.
I misread the tweet BADLY! I've been at work monitoring sysyems reports for 11 hours. I apologize again however.
If I am Pike I would have to at least consider the possibility of NCAA sanctions on Auburn before I graduate. It would definitely be great to land Pike but the QB situation here at Michigan is looking bright for the future. Last time I checked Devin was a pretty big time recruit himself. All that being said, I really do like our chances that Pike does go blue.
There's still time for Auburn to implode in the months leading up until Signig Day. A commitment isn't a dealbreaker.
If I am Pike I have to at least consider that 80,000 that came in a bag with my Auburn offer
They gave the money to Pike's dad, so it's all good.
my background might swing me at times to the SEC so I can be the next Clammy Clam Juice except that would suck and then I might have to suffer ncaa noodle lashings and that would be garbage.
Then in times of clarity and during celestial replenishment, MEECHIGAN's output of NFL QBs and the cosmic order and ancestral need for me to play a major role in the return of the Big Ten* to CFB dominance could well in me like the need to spawn in the tributaries of the great lakes and sky blue waters of the up and propel my lunker loins into the fish weir that is M football.
Let it be. The ypsitucky connection is real and needs to be reactivated now. I also liked the QB from Columbus IN but that is not whappin.
Good luck and Go North Zeke.
*and alas ND
I've heard that rumor before... Wait... Shit.
I apogize, on my phone and for some reason all I read was "offer for Appleby".
Is your name Kris or is your username referring to a previous recruit?
at work who follows Scout more than I do, that Kiel just had his interest level for us raise a bit....I
Anonymous friend tips don't count as credible sources. I'll believe it when I read it quoted from Gunner himself.
Incitement to violence is one of the few limitations to free speech in this country. Delete thread please.
Can you imagine all of the douchey stuff that the pike (pi kappa alpha) bros would wear if pike was ou quarterback? Seriously, if I saw a Michigan jersey with Greek letters for a name I would INFARCT.
Well if Pike does go to Auburn, then he played Sam Webb like a fool, who in turn played us.
Sam said at least four times today he expects Pike to go to Auburn, what are you talking about?
Well I just listened to the Recruiting Roundup, parts 6a and 6b, twice now, and heard nothing about Pike. So... what are YOU talking about? (as Harbaugh said..."whats YOUR problem?" lol)
but otherwise I listen to Sam every day. He's never said that Pike is coming to Michigan.
has he not mentioned in the past about visiting him and talking about him bringing a mega class to michigan, and that if it "were today" hed pick michigan?
Sam never said anything about a gut feeling when it comes to Pike. A gut feeling means that a kid told Sam that he's coming to Michigan, though Sam would probably never admit that. I've only known Sam's gut feeling to be wrong twice in about three years. Once was with Sean Parker, who had already posed in Michigan gear for the cover Scout's magazine and once was with that class of 2011 LB who ended up at UCF. That kid pretty obviously just changed his mind.
From what I read afterwards, Willingham's last 3 visits were to Colorado, UM and UCF and he silent committed to each on his visit, having previously committed and decommitted to Texas A&M without being on campus. Bizarre.
It was also a good reminder (and I need this as much as anyone) not to get too excited or too down until a LOI comes in for a given guy.
Maybe distance will play a role in his decision. Ann Arbor is a lot closer to his home compared to Auburn. Of course he could pick Purdue, but I don't think he will.
All the rumors will be put to rest tomorrow when Pike announces, if not UM , that's fine. The staff moves onto the next recruit. Got 7 + months to go.
While it would suck to miss out on him, it is a positive that it's still April. There are plenty of big QBs out there with lots of time to work on them.
I agree. There are plenty of QB's out there. I do hope we land Pike, but if we don't then I would like to see us land Maty Mauk.
I didn't want to post this on another thread and I'm SIAP, but when Tom says he has a "Strange" feeling about this in regards to where Pike will commit, does that mean that he's going to commit to Purdue. Because "Strange" does not imply good, and Tom has hinted he doesn't think it is the case that Pike will be going to Auburn... Which leaves it to us and Purdue.
Maybe I'm looking wayyy too much into one of the words that Tom used-- which he could have used to try to keep Zeke's moment HIS OWN. I don't know. GODDAMMIT WHY CAN'T IT BE WEDNESDAY?
Just a day or so to go and all will be revealed.
This may sound crazy but i was looking at Zeke's facebook when the news was first put out and there were all these arkansas fans on there. Then like 4 hours later arkansas is in his top four. So I don't know maybe we should show our support on his page.
Is there any truth to the scout forum that had Pike committing to Auburn while he was there?
That's the rumor.
Shane Morris will be a must in next years class
where does it say he has an offer, i looked everywhere no reported....
He doesn't. The OP messed up.
I realize that losing zeke pike would be a big blow. however, Appleby seems like a quality kid. He's a big guy, 6'5" with a 4.0 gpa. It seems like the offers are about to come in for him. He's obviously smart, he might be pretty darn good. Just trying to be optimistic.